Books. Humphrey Carpenter presents the last of five programmes exploring political satire. Perhaps it is in books that satirical intent has lasted longest in the imagination - Gulliver's Travels, Decline and Fall, 1984 and Animal Farm are all timeless commentaries on greed and power.
Producer Neil Trevithick
Barry Took presents a revised version of the popular radio parlour game Twenty Questions. Regular team member Geoffrey Durham is joined by Dick Vosburgh and Hattie Hayridge.
Written by Michael Dines. Producer Andy Aliffe
By Katie Hims. Nine-year-old Shelly writes to her hero, Roberto Sultana , who is away looking for a man with a limp. Her mother will not eat, talk or get out of bed. Shelly needs some help.
Director Melanie Harris
By Vishnu Prabhakar , read by Shiv Grewal. An unexpected guest at a dinner party forces Raj and Pran to face events in their lives which they had long-since buried. Events then spiral towards an unexpected conclusion. Producer Kristine Landon-Smith Repeated Sunday
Rituals, traditions and conventions are under threat as Laurie Taylor invites his guests to think the unthinkable about society and the ideas that shape it. Producer Tom Alban
A six-part comedy guide to surviving the millennium. Presented by Gordon Kennedy , with Philip Pope and a team of regular and guest comic performers and satirists. Part 5.
Written by John Langdon , Dan Gaster. Will Ing, Debbie Barham and Bruce Hyman Producer Rosemary McGowan Series editor Bruce Hyman
The 50th season of Reith Lectures is concluded with the last of five lectures, Can There Be an End to War?, by military historian John Keegan.
Melvyn Bragg introduces the event and chairs questions from an invited audience gathered in the Radio
Theatre, Broadcasting House, London. Producer Keith Jones Repeated Saturday
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The last of four programmes taking listeners on journeys they would not normally experience. From the mangrove swamps of North Vietnam, Mick Kelly writes home about his fascination with this coastal zone. Repeated from Saturday 7.45pm
Six new stories from the world of science.
5: Some of Our Universe Is Missing
Unless scientists can find almost ten times more matter than we currently know about, we may have to abandon modern physics. Peter Evans reports. Producer Jim Clarke
John Morton 's award-winning drama. 5: The Ski Courier. Another eye-opening report from hapless reporter Roy Mallard as he gets to grips with what it's really like to be a ski rep. Starring Chris Langham as Roy Mallard.
With Caroline Strong , Sally Philips ,
Kay Stoneham. Robert Harley and Jonathan Kydd Producer Paul Schlesinger Repeat
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